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Draw drum beats in the sequencer

Draw drum beats in the sequencer: Learn Reason 9: The Basics
Draw drum beats in the sequencer: Learn Reason 9: The Basics

There are many methods for creating electronic beats in software, including step sequencing, playing in beats with a MIDI pad controller or on a keyboard, or simply using loops. Some producers even drag individual drum samples directly onto a sequencer track! One method that can offer great flexibility and access to sounds and rhythmic possibilities that might otherwise be difficult to achieve is to draw your rhythms onto the grid in Drum Edit Mode or Key Edit Mode in Reason 9. Learn how to draw beats into the sequencer as music producer and songwriter Matt Piper demonstrates how to draw a tuned 808 kick part in Keyboard Edit Mode, and then shows you how to draw Trap style hi-hat parts in Drum Edit Mode. Learn how to use Snap together with Duplicate for quickly writing in hi-hat notes with different time divisions including 16th notes, 8th note triplets, and 64th notes, and how to make hi-hat rolls, sometimes called "lawn sprinkler hi-hats."

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